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    Stanley Conditions

    I'm hoping to ride in stanley the 23rd to 26th and just wanted to make sure conditions were still good. The big hope is to atleast ride big/little boulder- haven'tridden this yet, so if anyone is in the area and wants to meet up let me know?

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    My wife and I rode Big Boulder out and back on Wednesday and had a great ride. The trail was dry and loose at the start by the mine but the upper 2/3rds was sweet. It had snowed sometime last week and there was still some up on the high peaks and a couple of patches on the saddle before dropping down to Frog lakes. If the weather stays clear this week it should be great riding for you.
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    If i come in from Challis where is the turn off for the trailhead?

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    It is pretty easy, from Challis you will need to turn left at the East Fork of the salmon river road. I have only driven from Stanley and am not sure how far it is from Challis. Drive to Big Boulder Creek Forest Service road 667, it is a long ways from the highway, turn right and go uphill about 4 1/2 miles or so, take the road that goes to the left down to the trail head and park there. I have not done the entire loop, only the part from the old mine up to the saddle that looks down on Frog lakes. Good luck.
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    Since I'm doing this solo for the first time I thought I'd check and see if anyone has the relavent GPS stats for this ride?

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    Ask and ye shall receive; http://connect.garmin.com/activity/49290818 I rode it with my wife who is recovering from thumb surgery so we went slowly up the hill and slow back down as well. Like I said before, the upper 2/3's of the trail are firm and great riding. You will not be disappointed in the views.
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    Thanx for the beta

    Rode Little to Big boulder on thursday and can't wait to do it again. Although next time I think I'll go up Big and down Little, might be more tech, but the length of the dohnhill would be great. This is the only possible downside to this trail- Great ride down Big, but to finish the second half of the descent on the road was a bit of a let down. Don't get me wrong, this was a great ride I loved the climb, never really that steep, mostly rideable and oooohhh the views.

    Next day I rode Boundary to Williams Creek. This was the highlight of the trip. Boundary was a brute of a climb(ride-push-carry), but once on top it was last of any real climbing. the rest was a sweet descent into the meadows and onto that legendary williams creek descent. Downside- I ran out of water well before the meadow. I think breaking into the meadows in what felt like such an isolated area was the biggest shocker for me, but oh my the ride was fantastic through and through. Wish I could post some pics, but I'm not all that tech savvy.

    Thanx for the beta and everything else i get from this board it was great and can't wait til next year

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